CALAMITY: Now Seeking Poetry Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | August 10, 2017

A new online journal of poetry of art, CALAMITY seeks to broadcast all things strange, novel, urgent, and disastrous. They want readers to be shaken and confused, disquieted and embarrassed. They like ghosts, middle fingers, and accidents. They like to fall apart. They want to laugh and cry, maybe at the same time.

The best way to get sense of what they’re looking for is to read their journal online. So far, CALAMITY has released three online issues with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Each issue contains work by about ten poets. They publish pieces by both emerging and established writers.

CALAMITY reads submissions year-round. Right now, they’re seeking submissions for their fourth issue, which they’ll publish whenever they want.

Poets may submit up to five poems, along with a brief biography. They accept all forms and styles of poetry, but tend to favor literary work. CALMAITY also accepts artwork, especially photography, and artists may submit up to five pieces. At this time, they aren’t able to pay contributors.

CALAMITY accepts submissions via email, but not online or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that authors immediately withdraw work published elsewhere.

If you would like to learn more or submit to CALMITY, please visit their website at https://www.calamitymag.com/submit.